10A Milford Street‚ Ipswich City

For a park with the true trademark heritage feel of Ipswich, you can't go past Queens Park. One of the oldest parks in Queensland - a monument there was erected in 1864 - you can sense the history in the rocks beneath your feet and in the grand, established shady trees.

As you descend the hill entering Ipswich Central from the east, you can't help be impressed with this gracious, green expanse. The playground alone is worth a stop - with the city's coal mining history as its inspiration, the impressive design features a flying fox, fixed model train, Liberty Swing for people in wheelchairs to enjoy a ride and water pumps to cool off. You won't be able to drag the kids away.

The Environmental Education Centre is connected to the indoor-outdoor Queens Park Café, where you can satisfy your hunger cravings before heading off to the renowned Ipswich Nature Centre (opened in 1936) to view cute and furry animals such as wombats, bilbies and quolls. Nearby is the heritage-listed Incinerator Theatre, designed by Walter Burley-Griffin and home to the Ipswich Little Theatre. To complete your visit, stroll around the beautiful and relaxing Japanese Nerima Gardens.

  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Interactive Centre
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet

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Recent Reviews


Sep 2018

great day for a visit.

Great place to spend the day either for a picnic or lunch in the café, plenty of rides for the kids in the playground, great walk around zoo enclosure which is free, nerima Japanese gardens which are... more »


Aug 2018

Day Out - Near Brisbane

This beautiful park is for everyone and age no bar. Nice romantic place for couples with some quite and private places. Picnic place for families and the small zoo keeps the kids busy. Next to this... more »

Erin G

Sep 2018

Something for everyone!

8 year age gap between my kids and they both have a ball here. Love exploring at the animal enclosure and the Japanese gardens too. more »


Sep 2018

Lots to see

Great spot to spend most of a day...the zoo, Japanese gardens and cafe are all good, and there’s playgrounds as well. Lots of parking too. more »


Jul 2018

Great day for couples, families and all visitors

Beautiful park with heaps to do for little ones and big ones. Heaps of space for family gatherings and picnics. Highly recommend for a fun day out. more »